The Custom Furniture Business: Creating Beautiful and Timeless Designs
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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Sleek apartment makes stellar use of 320 square feet

Small but efficient

A square footage of 320 doesn’t go far in an apartment. Yet, this tiny home in Budapest feels like it has distinct zones thanks to some simple space dividing tricks.

Micro kitchen and bedroom nookNorbert Juhász via Designboom

Hungarian architects Batlab designed the apartment to feel both open and separate—not an easy task given the constraints of the space. They started by knocking down walls until they had an open box to work with.

Bedroom nook with white walls and white bedNorbert Juhász via Designboom

Then they constructed a compact kitchen and bathroom unit as a divider between the bedroom and living room, leaving just enough space behind the divider for a small sleeping nook that’s separated by gauzy curtains.

Living room with table and pendant lightsNorbert Juhász via Designboom

The living room is centered around a small table, built-in shelving, and a series of pendant lights that warm the white cube of a space. All told, it’s an exceedingly simple design that feels both sleeker and bigger thanks to a few easy details.

Via: Designboom


Small but efficient

A square footage of 320 doesn’t go far in an apartment. Yet, this tiny home in Budapest feels like it has distinct zones thanks to some simple space dividing tricks.

Micro kitchen and bedroom nookNorbert Juhász via Designboom

Hungarian architects Batlab designed the apartment to feel both open and separate—not an easy task given the constraints of the space. They started by knocking down walls until they had an open box to work with.

Bedroom nook with white walls and white bedNorbert Juhász via Designboom

Then they constructed a compact kitchen and bathroom unit as a divider between the bedroom and living room, leaving just enough space behind the divider for a small sleeping nook that’s separated by gauzy curtains.

Living room with table and pendant lightsNorbert Juhász via Designboom

The living room is centered around a small table, built-in shelving, and a series of pendant lights that warm the white cube of a space. All told, it’s an exceedingly simple design that feels both sleeker and bigger thanks to a few easy details.

Via: Designboom

Small but efficient

A square footage of 320 doesn’t go far in an apartment. Yet, this tiny home in Budapest feels like it has distinct zones thanks to some simple space dividing tricks.

Micro kitchen and bedroom nookNorbert Juhász via Designboom

Hungarian architects Batlab designed the apartment to feel both open and separate—not an easy task given the constraints of the space. They started by knocking down walls until they had an open box to work with.

Bedroom nook with white walls and white bedNorbert Juhász via Designboom

Then they constructed a compact kitchen and bathroom unit as a divider between the bedroom and living room, leaving just enough space behind the divider for a small sleeping nook that’s separated by gauzy curtains.

Living room with table and pendant lightsNorbert Juhász via Designboom

The living room is centered around a small table, built-in shelving, and a series of pendant lights that warm the white cube of a space. All told, it’s an exceedingly simple design that feels both sleeker and bigger thanks to a few easy details.

Via: Designboom


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.